Arrow Electronics, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions (ECS). Segments The company has two business segments, Global Components and Global ECS. Global Components This segment distributes electronic components and related services worldwide. This segment covers electronics markets, including the Americas, the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), and the Asia Pacific regions. The Americas include operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. In the EMEA region, this segment operates in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. In the Asia Pacific region, this segment operates in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This segment also expanded the company's portfolio of products and services across the product lifecycle, including new product development, reverse logistics, and electronics asset disposition. This segment, through acquisitions and organic growth, provides online catalogs for electronic components; cloud-based design tools that expedite product development cycles; factory-direct end-of-life product inventory; and disposition solutions to redeploy, remarket, and recycle technology assets. The company offers semiconductor products and related services, such as passive, electro-mechanical, and interconnect products, consisting primarily of capacitors, resistors, potentiometers, power supplies, relays, switches, and connectors; computing and memory; and other products and services. The company acts as a marketing, stocking, technical support, and financial intermediary on behalf of electronic components manufacturers and provides geographically dispersed selling, order processing, and delivery capabilities to guide products to market on behalf of these manufacturers. It offers to a range of customers the convenience of accessing, from a single source, multiple products from various suppliers and rapid or scheduled deliveries. Global ECS This segment operates as a value-added distributor of enterprise and midrange computing products, services, and solutions to value-added resellers in North America and the EMEA, as well as a distributor of enterprise storage and security and virtualization software, and a managed-service provider to Fortune 500 customers in the voice-over-Internet protocol market. Additionally, the company is a provider of unified communications products and related services to Fortune 50 companies in North America. During 2013, as a result of the company's acquisition of CSS Computer Security Solutions Holding GmbH, doing business as ComputerLinks AG, this segment entered into select countries within the Asia Pacific region. This segment includes network operating centers, and sales and marketing organizations in 35 countries worldwide. North America includes offices in the United States and Canada. In the EMEA region, this segment operates in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The Asia Pacific region includes offices in Australia, Singapore, and India. This segment provides value-added resellers with various value-added services, including vertical market expertise, systems-level training and certification, solutions testing at Arrow ECS solutions centers, financing support, marketing augmentation, complex order configuration, and access to a one-stop-shop for mission-critical solutions. Midsize and large companies rely on value-added resellers for their IT needs, and this segment works with these value-added resellers to tailor mid-market and enterprise solutions. Value-added resellers range in size from small and medium-sized businesses to large global organizations and are structured as sales organizations and service providers. They purchase enterprise and mid-market computing solutions from distributors and manufacturers and resell them to end-customers. For these suppliers, this segment is the aggregation point to approximately 13,000 value-added resellers. Customers The company serves approximately 100,000 customers. Its worldwide customer base consists of original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and other commercial customers. These customers include manufacturers of consumer and industrial equipment (such as machine tools, factory automation, and robotic equipment) serving industries ranging from telecommunications, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, medical, professional services, and others. Customers also include value-added resellers of ECS. Each of the company's selling locations and primary distribution centers in the Global Components business segment are electronically linked to the company's central computer systems, which provides integrated, online, real-time data with respect to global inventory levels and facilitates control of purchasing, shipping, and billing. This system provides global access to real-time inventory data. The company maintains approximately 300 sales facilities and 38 distribution and value-added centers in 58 countries, serving approximately 85 countries. History Arrow Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1935. The company was incorporated in New York in 1946.
arrow electronics inc (ARW:Stuttgart)
9201 East Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80112
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